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China launches 16 new satellites

By Xinhua
On 10 août 2022 at 03:38

China on Wednesday sent 16 new satellites into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi.

The satellites, including a Jilin-1 Gaofen 03D09 satellite and Yunyao-1 04-08 satellites, were launched by a Long March-6 carrier rocket at 12:50 p.m. Beijing Time and entered the planned orbit successfully.

The new batch of satellites is mainly used in the fields such as commercial remote sensing and atmospheric imaging.

This launch marked the 432nd mission for the Long March series carrier rockets.

A Long March-6 carrier rocket carrying 16 new satellites blasts off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province on Aug. 10, 2022. The satellites, including a Jilin-1 Gaofen 03D09 satellite and Yunyao-1 04-08 satellites, were launched at 12:50 p.m. Beijing Time (0450 GMT) and entered the planned orbit successfully. (Photo by Zheng Bin/Xinhua)

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